A Fitness Instructor v A Gym [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Working Time, Policies and Procedures
Issues covered: Employment Equality; Industrial Relations Act; Unfair Dismissal; Organisation of Working Time Act

The Complainant was employed as a fitness instructor by the Respondent from the 30th of August 2019 until the 21st of January 2020.  The Complainant brought three different allegations against the Respondent relating to failure to provide daily rest breaks; discriminatory dismissal on the grounds of race and failure to follow fair dismissal procedures.

In relation to the discriminatory dismissal, the Complainant submitted that she was dismissed on the grounds of race for an alleged conflict of interest by engaging in an external business, because other white colleagues, who were engaged similarly in an external business, were not dismissed, and this was contrary to the Employment

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This article is correct at 29/11/2021

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